Gayesh, a pastor’s son, stood up and looked around at the people who had gathered to celebrate his decision to follow Christ. Many events in the past few years had paved the way for this day, but even so, this occasion marked just the beginning of his journey with Jesus.
Young Boy Talks to God
Seven years earlier, Gayesh’s family’s faith was limited to Sundays. They attended worship services, but nobody read God’s Word or prayed at home—not even when they struggled to afford three meals a day. Gayesh, 12 at the time, decided to try praying for provision. When God answered the very next week with special provision for the family, Gayesh understood that God is alive and he could talk to Him and ask for help in all things. Around the same time, Gayesh’s father became serious about his faith and dedicated his life to serving God as a missionary.
Gayesh started praying more and more as he grew up. He prayed for wisdom in school, and God helped him pass his high school exams. While Gayesh’s father studied in a Bible college, Gayesh participated in evening prayer times with his mom and four siblings.
Gayesh’s relationship with God helped direct him as he matured, and his parents’ relationships with God also guided the young man. His father and mother prayed over Gayesh many times to keep him from all the temptations they saw young adults encountering.
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